Barça's rival at Champions League did their homework at Premier League
Neither Agüero, nor Dzecko, nor Jovetic. Manuel Pellegrini had to face the 17th fixture of the Premier League with none of his 3 forwards. Injuries also affected the defensive line of the sky blues and the captain Viincent Kompany neither played against Crystal Palace. Although, City ended winning by 3 to 0.
The experiment didn't go well to Pellegrini during the first half. The midfielder Milner played in the attack, with David Silva. During the first 45 minutes, Crystal Palace had 2 clear occasions which missed the target by little, it hit the post. In the comeback, Silva was the most attacking player for the Citizens and at minute 49, and with luck, scored the 1-0. The Canarian scored another time at minute 61, kicking with his left foot on the box after a cross by the winger Kolarov. Touré Yaya closed the scoreboard with the final 3-0 after finishing a powerful shot in a counter-attack at minute 81.
Manchester City has drawn the 39 points of the leader, Chelsea, that on Monday they will play the match against Bojan Krkic's Stoke City. City, despite the players out, did their homework at home. Next match on 26 December at West Bromwich Albion's stadium.
VIDEO. 3 to 0 by Touré Yaya.